It’ll be a cold day in Hell when I get no pleasure from beating Cork, the county whom we have played most often in the championship (60 times), beaten most often (13) but to whom we have lost most often (42). So well done to the hurlers on retaining the Waterford Crystal Cup, beating Cork by 0-21 to 0-15 in Páirc Uí Rinn. It was an alarmingly inexperienced Cork team with only Martin Coleman ringing any bells, although the more experienced subs shows that even when you send out an experimental team the desire to win does take over. The Waterford team looked far stronger, and one wonders whether it is already taking shape in the Codyesque notion of going out to win every game. Perhaps Cork have only learned who is not good enough rather than anyone who can make the grade. Jeez, he doth protest too much. Again, well done to all concerned. Up next – Dublin in the NHL.